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Dang. I love MSE and didn't even realize I was on 3.0 never mind 4.0! Sweet!
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Guys, there's no such thing as MSE 3.0

It's goes from 2.1 -> 4.0
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MSE 3 is the exact same thing as MSE 4 and both are simply names given (right or wrong and AFAIK not officially) to what is the current MSE Beta being tested. It started out being called MSE 3 (since the current version is 2.1.1116.0), but when the Beta came out we were surprised to find the version listed as 4.0.1111.0. So some still call it MSE 3 as being the next number and what it was called before it was actually released and some now call it MSE 4 because of the version number assigned. I've no clue why they went from 2.x to 4.x and skipped 3.x, but it really doesn't matter.

Because of the confusion, I've personally started calling it "the current MSE Beta" and avoiding use of numbers (or adding the 4.0.1111.0 part which while not so important yet, may become more important if we start getting different versions of the Beta all out there at the same time).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

source: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_start/what-is-mse-30/368acd82-73fc-4f79-bb81-d9a367a8c5ea

So therefore MSE is still crap.

My proof:

AV-Test Jan-Feb 2012 report:

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/test-reports/janfeb-2012/

AV-Comparatives,org On-Demand detection March 2012:

http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/ondret/avc_fd_mar2012_intl_en.pdf

AV-Comparatives.org Real World Dynamic protection Aug-Nov 2011

http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/dyn/wpdt2011_2_en.pdf

Due to the dynamic nature of malware, you cannot hold onto old beliefs. Nortons is fantastic these days. AVG Free, Avast Free and Panda Cloud are much better alternatives than overrated MSE.

For a firewall, Comodo Pro is very very good.
Edited by chinesekiwi - 5/1/12 at 2:48pm
post #23 of 47
Yes kiwi its so terrible most of the people here use it.


I havent had a single virus or malware program give me problems since beginning to use MSE.. and just to make sure I DL antimalware and antivirus programs JUST to run them to test to see if there is anything it isnt catching.. so far nothing.. and I wouldnt consider my browsing safe by any means.
 
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post #24 of 47
People use MSE because they do not want to waste money on paid AV nor deal with nagware/adware AV.
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Originally Posted by Darkpriest667 View Post

Yes kiwi its so terrible most of the people here use it.
.

you're assuming that people here know more than independent AV-testing websites?

haha.

Love denial / weak reasoning.
post #26 of 47
I started using MSE back when it was one of the lightest weight AV, and in the past few years have been pretty impressed with it.

Norton has just way more than I want, I can get it free from Comcast, or used to be able to, they may have switched to Mcafee.

Maybe I'll give something else a try for a bit and see, just hope I can find one that doesn't pop nag screen everyday ! :-)
post #27 of 47
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post

you're assuming that people here know more than independent AV-testing websites?
haha.
Love denial / weak reasoning.

who are sponsored by the AV companies? Yes I think I will assume I know more because no one is paying my salary to say something I may or may not agree with.


You call it denial I call it lack of conflict of interest.
 
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When are all the people that say "I'm a smart browser, I don't need an AV, I don't run one because I am smarter than they think I am" going to come in?
And all that kind of Garbage.

MSE is fine, it catches things that junk like AVG and McAfee just let on through.
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who are sponsored by the AV companies? Yes I think I will assume I know more because no one is paying my salary to say something I may or may not agree with.
You call it denial I call it lack of conflict of interest.

what part of 'independent' don't you get?
Your reasoning is frailer than your grandparents' joints at the moment.
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MSE is fine, it catches things that junk like AVG and McAfee just let on through.

False positives. MSE is known for a lot of them.
post #30 of 47
Been torrenting for 3+ yrs now and I don't think I have had to reformat in 2 yrs since I been running MSE. Hasn't let me down since I've installed it. Til then MSE for the win.
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